Productivity

What does it mean to use technology productively? How do you use devices and computers with Windows, Android, or iOS? Which gadgets make your work easier? How to personalize the operating system and the gadgets that you are using?

How to completely remove or uninstall display languages in Windows

When you remove a display language from Windows using the Control Panel or the Settings app, you don't uninstall it. It's only removed from the list of languages that are installed on your Windows computer or device. However, the files for that language are still...

Reviewing the ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390 – The thinnest ultrabook from ASUS

ZenBook UX390 is one of the most popular ultrabooks that were recently launched by ASUS. Many have shared their opinion about this device: some loved it, some said that it follows Apple's approach with the new MacBook, while others had negative reviews about it. We were very...

What is a system repair disc and how to create one in Windows

Few people know that Windows offers most of the tools you need to troubleshoot and fix a malfunctioning computer with this operating system installed. The trick is to create a USB recovery drive or a System Repair disc on a CD or DVD, with the appropriate tools on it. In this...

3 Steps to restoring your Windows PC to a working state, with System Restore

Did your Windows computer just crash because of a faulty driver or Windows Update? Did you install an app that causes you problems? If this is the kind of trouble you are dealing with, then restoring your computer or device to a previous working state, with System Restore...

How to do math with the Math Input Panel in Windows

Math Input Panel is a great little application from Windows which lets you use input devices such as touchscreens, external digitizers or even a mouse, to write mathematical formulas that are automatically recognized and can be inserted into different types of documents. The...

How many key presses and mouse clicks do you perform in a day?

Do you need to know how many keys you press in a day? What about how many clicks you make with your mouse? Do you want to get stats about how you use your computer? Luckily, there is an app called WhatPulse which works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, that you can use to gather...

How to print the list of running processes in Windows

One of our readers asked us: "How do you print the list of running processes from the Task Manager?". The answer is... you can't do this from the Task Manager , not even in Windows 10. In order to print such a list, you need to use the Command Prompt or...

Reviewing the Kingston SSDNow UV400 – Generous SSD storage on a budget!

One bullet-proof way to speed up an aging computer is to replace its traditional hard disk with an SSD drive. Until recently, SSD drives were a lot more expensive than hard disks and many users avoided upgrading their hard disk with an SSD drive. However, as SSD technology has...

How to pin the time for multiple cities on the Windows 10 Start Menu

The Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10 has a feature called World Clock, which allows you to view the time from different locations around the world, compare it, pin the time from different parts of the world and so on. If you need to work with the time in multiple...

How to troubleshoot problems with the DirectX Diagnostic Tool

Not many people know about the DirectX Diagnostic Tool ( dxdiag.exe ) that is included in every modern version of Windows. With it, you can identify the source of the problems you may have with the hardware used by multimedia applications, such as video games or...

How to make Windows 10’s File Explorer start in any folder you want

Windows 10 offers an easy way of changing the start location for File Explorer. However, it only gives you two starting locations to choose from: Quick access and This PC. But what if you want File Explorer to start in another location? What if you'd like...

Fix problem with drag and drop not working in Windows

Have you encountered the problem in which you can no longer drag and drop files and folders in Windows Explorer (if you are using Windows 7) or File Explorer (if you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8.1)? You can click and right click on files and folders, you can...

5 Things you can do with the OneDrive app from the Windows Store

OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud service that's available for free to all the owners of a Microsoft account . OneDrive offers users a simple way to store, sync and share all types of files, with other people and devices. Besides storing your files in the cloud, there are a lot of cool...

How to turn off Cortana completely in Windows 10, in 2 steps

Cortana is a great addition to any Windows 10 PC or device, a personal assistant that can give you lots of information tailored to your needs, and one that can help you do all sorts of stuff faster and easier than you would do alone. However, Cortana is also a feature that's...

Book Review: Office 365 for Dummies, Second Edition

Subscription software is a relatively new concept. Even though licensing agreements have always made it quite clear that you don't actually own the software that you believe you have bought, people have always tended to ignore that (if they read the EULA at all). So the notion of...